Education: BA, Sun Yat-sen University, 1999; MA, South China Normal University, 2006; PhD, Seattle Pacific University, 2018. At SPU since 2016.
Xu Bian is grateful to develop her career at Seattle Pacific University, where she first came to study theology and education. Before coming to the U.S., she spent eight years as a faculty member at a public university in Guangzhou, China. She now teaches Chinese courses for undergraduate students.
Dr. Bian's research interests currently focus on listening, vocabulary, and reading acquisition in a foreign language, as well as young-adult literature, particularly spiritual formation of protagonists.
Gritter, K, Bian, X, & Kanehen, K. (2015). Contextualizing Metaphors of Literacy in Young Adult Literature (2000-2013). ALAN Review, 42(2), 24-36.
Please view Dr. Bian’s CV (PDF) for additional publications.